Peace and Justice

12 Innovations From the '00s That Could Save Us
by Sarah van Gelder
With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, the '00s were tough. Still, seeds were sewn for a more green and egalitarian 2010s. And peoples movements offer the power to make real change happen.
"Peacing It Together" Unites Israeli and Palestinian Teens
A movie trailer for the 30-minute documentary "Peacing It Together," which follows 10 Israeli, 10 Palestinian, ad 9 Canadian teens as they make films together that focus on peace.
Americans Who Tell the Truth
by Jing Fong
Robert Shetterly's remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers. Here we offer curriculum tools to support the series.
Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights
by Robert Reynolds
In Thailand, the Indian Ocean tsunami allowed resort developers to push indigenous coastal communities off their land. Villages are fighting back--and winning legal rights to their homes.
The Ironies of Peace
by Michael Nagler
Michael Nagler reflects on President Obamas acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Copenhagen: Just a Cop Out?
by Tom Athanasiou
Despite its disappointments, Copenhagen marks a turning point—the end of denial. What's next is recognizing that our climate problem is really a justice problem.
It's Too Late to Compromise on Climate
by Mateo Nube
Mateo Nube: With survival at stake, the world can still come together over values like sharing and accountability.
Debt Relief: The Results Are In
by Hayley Hathaway
Debt relief has allowed poor nations to pay for schools and health care instead of loan interest. A new bill in the U.S. Congress would offer relief to more countries and make lending more responsible.
A New Beginning with the Muslim World
by Farrah Hassen
If the administration is serious about building a new relationship with the Muslim world, it should implement one basic, non-ideological, cost-effective policy: Stop killing Muslims.
Bolivia's Economic Success
by Sara Kozameh
By regaining public ownership of natural resources and focusing on social programs, the Morales administration has achieved record growth despite the recession.
Why is Costa Rica Smiling?
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
How a focus on peace is helping this Central American country top the Happy Planet Index.
Trauma Stewardship
by Rinku Sen
ColorLines' Rinku Sen finds this guide useful for "anyone who stays close to the ground as they help to change that landscape".
Guardians of the Revolution
by John Feffer
Iran and the United States do not have to remain eternal enemies. So argues Ray Takeyh, an Iranian-born scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations, in his useful and engaging new book.
White House Opens Visitor Log to the Public
by Heather Purser
The White House has begun making its visitor logs publicly available on its website, reversing a Bush administration policy that kept such records secret.
Homeland Security Addresses Rights Violations
by Susie Shutts
In October, the Department of Homeland Security announced reforms aimed at improving conditions for immigrants being held in detention centers.